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By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot and Alpha Public Schools Mascot, helped by Martha Sessums, even though Riley is getting better at keyboarding If I have been at the 2021 Presidential Inaugural and listened to Amanda Gorman recite her poem The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country, I would have been shouting out happy arfs arfs and running around in excited circles. What a great poem, but she has also had great success with her poetry book. According to Martha, who reads this stuff, the first week The Hill We Climb poem book was...read more
Learning is a Road We Make Together – Two Legends Inspire Poets and Write Poetry for the ACE Poetry Contest
By Max, San Francisco International High School ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, and Vlada Teper, poet, writer and founding teacher at SFIHS Bark, bark. Max here. I’m the ACE Poetry Contest Mascot at San Francisco International High School (SFIHS.) Ms. Vlada, like my father Mr. Jose, has been at SFIHS since the beginning, so we’re both legends. I want to give Ms. Vlada a bark-out because she started this really cool club at the school that used to be called Peace Club. She and the students really like to learn about non-violent communication...read more
Happiness in Dark Times – Here’s Wise Cat Bodie’s Advice on Life to Inspire for the ACE Poetry Contest
By Bodie, Oakland International High School’s ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, and Jamilah, OIHS’s Poetry Ambassador Cats are wise. That’s why we make great poets. J.J. is wise. That’s why she makes a great Poetry Ambassador for Oakland International High School (OIHS.) Together we’ve written this poem to inspire our OIHS poetry students to “give your energy to what matters now and move forward.” Oh, and hopefully inspire them to learn about, love and write poetry. That combination is purrfect. A Wise Cat “Bodie” Hey, I’m Bodie. I’m a...read more